Shanti is known for its delicious food, prepared with love and awareness. One of the most popular dishes, which you are guaranteed to enjoy during a retreat at Shanti, is the Maple Pecan Granola. We serve the granola with homemade yogurt or banana oat milk as a part of our breakfast and brunch!
This recipe, along with many brunch items, main dishes, salad dressings and desserts, is found in Shanti at Home, our first cookbook published in honour of the 10th anniversary season. The cookbook can be purchased here, on the website’s homepage, and includes shipping!
Shanti’s Maple Pecan Granola
2 cups rolled oats
1⁄2 cup pecans
1/4 cup dried cranberries (or any dried fruit like figs, prunes, apricots, peaches, cherries)
1/4 cup raisins
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
2 tsp cinnamon
1⁄2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1⁄2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
1 tsp vanilla extract
PREHEAT oven to 275° F. Line Baking sheet with parchment paper.
IN A LARGE BOWL, combine oats, pecans, cranberries, raisins, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg and sea salt.
IN A SEPARATE BOWL, combine maple syrup, ginger and vanilla.
ADD maple syrup mixture to oat mixture and combine well.
SPREAD granola in a thin layer on baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes to prevent burning. Cool completely and store for up to a week in an airtight container.
Makes 4-6 servings
Best enjoyed with yogurt or your choice of milk and fresh seasonal fruit.